Mission Albany Backpack Drive
Beginning June 16th, The Bridge Middle School Ministry will be collecting backpacks full of school supplies for the students we are going to serve in Albany, Georgia this summer.
Mission Change, the organization we will be working alongside June 30th-July 5th, is currently collecting backpacks and school supplies for the families they work with. So, we’re calling on our families with middle schoolers to help us provide this blessing to the people we’re going to meet in Albany. This is a great way to participate in our mission even if you’re unable to travel with us.
Here’s what we need:
1 Backpack (to be used by children in Pre-K through 5th or 6th grade.) containing the following…
- 1 Pack of Crayons, colored pencils, or markers*
- 1 Pack of #2 pencils
- 1 Glue stick
- 1 Pack of wide-ruled notebook paper (or) Kindergarten letter paper*
- 1 Pair of safety scissors
- 3 Three-pronged folders with pockets in Red, Yellow, or Blue
*If you choose a small child’s backpack, please tend towards items geared towards a younger child (i.e. Crayons rather than colored pencils, and Kindergarten paper rather than wide-ruled).
If you are unable to collect all these items, partial donations will also be accepted. However, we would like for all the backpacks to contain the same items, so please provide all items listed if possible.
On June 29th at 11:30am, we will be having a packing party with our Albany mission team where we will sort these bags and discuss the upcoming week. This meeting is mandatory, so please plan to be there.